Music Monday – “Libraries gave us power/Then work came and made us free/What price now for a shallow piece of dignity” #SaveSKLibraries

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the song is about working class perception and how everyone thinks ‘we dont talk about love, we only wanna get drunk’ whereas in reality the working class can be intelligent and useful, a lot of writers musicians actors sports people etc come from a working class background. ‘libraries gave us power’ highlights how no matter your background you can always improve and learn and ‘i wish i had a bottle…etc’ just means that you can improve as a person without being ashamed of where you come from although the upper classes do not recognise this hence the ‘what price now for a shallow piece of dignity’.

A Design For Life” – Manic Street Preachers

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  1. From Head Tale - Music Monday – “Libraries gave us power” #skpoli #SaveSKLibraries #SAVEDSKLibraries on 24 Apr 2017 at 10:35 pm

    […] we, the people, not they, the powerful, are also what democracy is. Nearly a month ago to the day, I posted a live performance of the song “A Design for Life” with the budget cuts fresh in my mind.  Having already attended a rally protesting the cuts, I […]

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